Blog posts tagged with "communication"
Hearing is a resource that allows us to engage in a real-time fusion of thoughts and feelings. When you have normal hearing, you communicate with little comparative effort. When you have hearing loss, it is much harder to communicate.
Research has demonstrated a relationship between delayed treatment for hearing loss and deterioration in the ability to understand speech.
Consider hearing aids as treatment for a serious, significant medical condition, not as an appliance purchase. Measure your satisfaction of hearing aids as how well it contributes to the quality of your communication and relationships.
Loss of mental acuity (memory loss, depression, dementia, Alzheimer) was named as a top concern for over 65% of respondents in a 2015 National Council on Aging survey. Hearing loss treatment is a significant lever for maintaining your mental and decision-making faculties as you age.
Hearing loss can impact relationships. Communication takes effort, patience, and planning . . . for both of you.
When you are speaking to your mother, pause between phrases.
When you are speaking to someone with hearing loss, keep your hands away from your face. Make communication your priority.